Third Air Strike in Iraq
Tornados have been assisting Kurdish forces engaged in combat with ISIL.
An RAF Tornado on return to RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus after armed mission
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This afternoon, 2 Royal Air Force Tornados on patrol over north-west Iraq, as part of a coalition force, were tasked to assist Kurdish ground forces engaged in combat with ISIL.
The aircraft pin-pointed the location from which ISIL fighters were directing heavy fire on the Kurdish troops, and conducted a precision strike with Paveway IV guided bombs. Initial reports indicates that the strike was successful.
Source : Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) - view original press release
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